Category Archives: Food and medicine

Thai dishes

In this section of my webpage (Thai dishes) am going to introduce you a variety of Thai foods which I encounter daily at street stalls, restaurants and also at home, as my girlfriend frequently cooks. The section will cover local … Continue reading

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Moringa – Tree of life

In this post, I’ll going to introduce you another very interesting plant, which Thai people call marum.  Marum is a small size tree, which grows up to 5-10 meters. It’s scientific name is moringa oleifera. The name probably derived from … Continue reading

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Coconut – Tropical Tree of Life

In this post, am going to give you a few information about the world famous coconut. The coconut palm can be found everywhere in Thailand, and modern Siam belongs to the six largest coconut exporters of the world. But where … Continue reading

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Sadao – Natual pharmacy tree

In this post, I’m going to introduce you the sadao tree, scientifically known as azadirachta indic. Outside of Thailand, the sadao tree is also known as the neem tree, it’s Urdu and Hindu name. The sadao is native in India, Pakistan … Continue reading

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Makamong – A rare fruit tree

In this post, I’m going to introduce you a fruit tree endemic to Southeast Asia. The makhamong, scientifically known as Afyelia xylocarpa is a tree growing wild in Thailand, Vietnam, Southern China, Laos and Myanmar. The tree grows in evergreen … Continue reading

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Fah Talai Jone – Bitter remedy

This small plant is an annual herb, probably native to India and Sri Lanka but found and used since ancients times allover Southeast Asia. It grows up to 30 – 110 cm and can survive in various areas, such as … Continue reading

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Taling Pling

The taling pling, known as cucumber tree in English, is a backyard fruit of Thailand which due to its very sour taste, isn’t commercially produced. The fruit is indigenous to South and Southeast Asia, closely related to the carambola or … Continue reading

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Papaya

In this post I’ll going to introduce you a very popular Thai fruit, the Papaya or malago, how Thai people call it. As this fruit is used in many Thai dishes one could assume that the Papaya is native to … Continue reading

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Dragon Fruit – Lady of the Night

During my trip to Issan I came across a small dragon fruit plantation. The dragon fruit has an amazingly refreshing and mild taste, kind of a mix between watermelons and kiwis. Though produces in large quantities, the dragon fruit isn’t … Continue reading

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Sweet potato – The neglected crop of Thailand

Last week I made a trip to Issan, the Northeast of Thailand, and found many new vegetables, fruits and foods to write about. In this post I’ll present you the manthet or sweet potato, a crop which didn’t originate in … Continue reading

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